From The Shelf: TNA Bound for Glory 2012
Posted by Dylan Diot on 03.20.2013
Jeff Hardy looks for his ultimate redemption while James Storm and Bobby Roode try to destroy each other.
TNA Bound for Glory 2012
-After winning the Bound for Glory Series and a year of redeeming himself, Jeff Hardy gets his chance at the TNA World Heavyweight Title against Austin Aries.
-Sting and Bully Ray form an unlikely alliance to try and rid TNA of Aces & Eights once and for all.
-After one year, Bobby Roode and James Storm look to settle their rivalry in a Street Fight.
-Joey Ryan finally gets a chance at a TNA contract against Al Snow.
-After turning on her pupil, Tara looks to take the TNA Knockouts Championship from Miss Tessmacher.
Bobby Roode says the hatred between him and James Storm goes beyond the past year. He says King Mo won’t get in the way of ending Storm’s career and then brings up the fact Storm has not beaten him one on one. He promises to send Storm home for good.
Video package for James Storm vs. Bobby Roode airs.
Street Fight- Bobby Roode vs. James Storm
King Mo is the special enforcer. Slugfest to start is won by Storm. Storm is sent to the corner but comes right back out with a clothesline. Whip to the corner and Storm follows up with a backdrop. Storm pulls Roode onto the apron and hits a kneelift. They brawl on the floor and each competitor comes face to face with King Mo. Storm is reversed to the railing but he catches Roode with a side Russian leg sweep into the railings to come back. Storm looks for Eye of the Storm but Roode escapes. He catapults Storm into the ring post and Storm is busted open. Roode hits Storm in the gut and back with a chair and then rolls him back into the ring. Roode places a chair in the corner allowing Storm to hit Roode in the back with a kendo stick. Storm places a trash can against Roode’s groin and he hits the can with the kendo stick!!!! Storm charges with a trash can lid but Roode dumps him to the entrance ramp to block. Roode goes to hit Storm with a trash can but Storm blocks and hits a hanging DDT onto the entrance ramp. Storm and Roode take turns hitting each other with trash can lids, with Storm winning that battle!!! Storm hits Roode with a trash can and he charges but Roode spinebusters Storm onto the ramp. They head onto the announce table and Roode spears Storm off through another nearby table!!!! Back in, Roode gets 2. Roode goes after the ref so King Mo comes in to pull Roode off. Roode shoves Mo so Mo shoves him into the Codebreaker from Storm. Last Call by Storm gets 2!!!! Roode blocks another Last Call and he sends Storm into the chair in the corner head first!!! Roll-up by Roode gets 2. Roode puts Storm on top and hits him in the back with a chair. Roode has a bag and THE THUMBTACKS ARE BACK!!!!! Roode goes up and goes for the Superplex but Storm blocks. Storm SHOVES ROODE OFF THE TOP INTO THE THUMBTACKS!!!!!!! Storm hits the flying elbow drop off the top INTO THE TACKS for 21!!! Roode goes low and grabs a case of beer. He grabs a beer bottle and goes to hit Storm but Storm goes low to block. Storm hits Roode with the beer bottle and hits Last Call knocking Roode BACK INTO THE TACKS FOR 3!!!!! Winner- James Storm ****1/4 ( What a brutal, barbaric fight. They went no nonsense and just beat the crap out of each other. You could feel the hatred and everything in the match was done with a purpose instead of for the sake of doing brutal spots. Loved all the callbacks to earlier parts of their feud as well. Just an amazing blow off, this should have done so much more for James Storm than it did. )
Joey Ryan says he should have already had a TNA contract before he even competed on Gutcheck.Ryan claims that politics won’t save Al Snow tonight and he’s bringing sleazy back.
Video package for Joey Ryan vs. Al Snow airs.
Joey Ryan vs. Al Snow
If Joey Ryan wins, he gets a TNA contract. Snow gets on his knees and challenges Ryan to mat wrestle him. Ryan tries to but Snow is easily able to take over forcing Ryan to go to the corner to catch a break. Snow slaps Ryan and he catches Ryan with a back elbow. Clothesline followed by a hiptoss by Snow. Elbow drop by Snow and he goes to a headlock. Ryan takes Snow down by the hair to break and he hits a suplex for 1. Ryan chokes Snow with his boot in the corner but Snow comes back with a clothesline. Backdrop by Snow and he hits rapid headbutts to Ryan. Snow Plow by Snow gets 2 as the crowd chants for Head. Snow obliges and brings out Head. Snow goes to hit Ryan with Head but the ref blocks it. Ryan shoves Snow into the ref and he dropkicks Snow to the floor. Ryan makes out with Head and goes to baseball slide Snow but lands between the ring and apron, allowing Snow to hammer away. Snow goes for Head again but Matt Morgan lays him out with the Carbon Footprint out of nowhere!!!! Back in, Ryan covers for 3. After the match, Joey Ryan shakes hands with Matt Morgan. Winner- Joey Ryan DUD ( I hated this match. Joey Ryan showed absolutely nothing here and Al Snow looked exactly like someone who hadn't wrestled in years. No heat, no flow, and barely any action to speak of. Just awful stuff. )
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian claim everyone is green with envy of them and they promise to eat the other teams alive.
After the match, Tara says she has been inspired lately by her Hollywood Boyfriend. Tara introduces Jesse from Big Brother and demands he takes his shirt off. They make out in the ring as the crowd chants, “Who are you?”
We see footage of Sting’s TNA Hall of Fame induction.
Video package on the war against Aces & Eights airs.
No DQ-Sting and Bully Ray vs. Aces & Eights
Both members of Aces & Eights are masked so we don’t know who they are. If Aces & Eights win, they get access to the Impact Zone, if they lose they are gone for good. They bring Joseph Park out with them and handcuff them to the railings. Sting and Ray go after them on the floor and they brawl around ringside to start. Ray hits one of the masked men with a broken piece of the table from the Street Fight earlier. Ray is sent into the steps by the masked man and Sting misses the Stinger Splash attempt and eats the railings. Back in, one of the masked men hammers away on Sting on the mat. Slam by the masked man gets 2. The other masked guy tags in and hits a short arm clothesline for 2. Corner splash by one masked man and the second one follows up with a clothesline for 2. Big boot by the masked man gets 2. Slam on Sting but the masked man misses an elbow drop. Sting locks in the Scorpion Deathlock but the other masked man breaks it up. Sting catches the masked man with the Scorpion Deathdrop and Ray tags in. He cleans house and hits a neckbreaker. Second role shoulderblock by Ray but eats a knee to the back by the other masked man. Ray catches them with a double clothesline and he hits a big splash for 2 as the other masked man saves. The masked man charges with a chair but Ray big boots him to blocks. Another masked man not in the match comes in and low blows Ray. He spits on Joseph Park so Park breaks the handcuffs and beats the hell out of that masked man. The Aces & Eights members in the match attack Ray and Sting from behind but Ray dumps one of them to the floor. Doomsday Device on one masked member and they hit the Stinger Splash on the other. Ray sets up a table in the ring and another masked man not involved in the match spinebusters Ray through the table!!! An Aces & Eights member covers Ray for 3!!! Winners- Aces & Eights **1/4 ( Overbooked to hell and not knowing who the Aces & Eights guys were hurt fan interest in the match. Sting and Bully Ray did enough stuff to keep things interesting but this was nothing special. Probably should have been more a fight too considering this was supposed to be a war, but it is what it is. Joseph Park is awesome, BTW. )
After the match, Aces & Eights beat down Sting but here comes Hulk Hogan!!!! He cleans house on Aces & Eights and he starts to HULK UP!!!! Big boot to one of the masked men and he takes the mask off. It’s DEVON!!!!! Bully Ray is in shock as Devon laughs at them. Devon says it was always him and he says they have something to think about now. Aces & Eights retreat as Ray, Sting, and Hogan are still in shock.
Austin Aries tells Jeff Hardy that his path of redemption has to go through the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived. He says Hardy has to deal with an angry Austin Aries and says that he will still be TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Video package for Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy airs.
The 411: Two awesome matches already make this a thumbs up. There was some crap on this show but for the most part everything was fun to watch and the show never dragged. It's great to see TNA is back to putting on good to great shows again and the future is promising again with guys like Hardy, Aries, Roode, and Storm in the main event mix. Good stuff from TNA's biggest show of the year.